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Indianapolis, IN – April 3, 2009 – Hoosier businesses, veteran support

groups and educational institutions around the State are joining forces for a

special mission for Indiana’s veteran and active military men and women…help

them find a job. 

In recent months, more than 3000 military men and women have returned to Indiana from a year-long deployment in Afghanistan or Iraq. These veterans have had an especially difficult time as tours of duty have sometimes interrupted their careers and left them without a job.

The ‘Operation: Hire a Hoosier Vet’ Career Fair will be held from 9 a.m.

to 3  p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 in Hangar #9 at Stout Field, 2002 S.

Holt Road, Indianapolis. The career fair is open to veterans and active

members of all four branches of the military, the Indiana National Guard and the

Indiana Reserves. All participants are asked to bring valid picture

identification in order to enter the facility.

Fair organizers say there is room for up to 150 vendors at the career


Complimentary employer booth spaces are still available. Businesses may contact 317-988-2419 or danastuck@aol.com to participate in the event.

Career fair sponsors include the Department of Veteran Affairs, Indiana

National Guard, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, U.S.

Department of Labor, Department of Workforce Development, Indiana Transition

Assistance Office and the Lilly Endowment Foundation.

The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Tourism,

Conventions and Event Management Department is also supporting the event planning

and execution.

Some of the participating employers who will be represented at the

career fair include the City of Indianapolis, Cook Inc., Fed Ex Ground, FBI, Hyatt

Regency, Indianapolis Fire Department, Marion County Sheriff’s

Department, NAVSEA Warfare Centers, St. Francis Hospital, Transportation Security

Administration, U.S. Customs, U.S. Postal Service, Well Point and the VA Medical Center.

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